The Salvation Army of Levittown is raising money to purchase coats for children in the local area before winter.
Donations can be made online here.
One anonymous donor has offered a special act of kindness. They will match every donation up to $15,000 through July 4.
Each $20 donated means one coat for a child. With a goal of $30,000, Salvation Army Levittown would be able to give brand new coats to 1,500 local kids.
“Nearly 20% of local children live in poverty and a warm coat is an essential item during Bucks County PA winters,” said Denise Graham, Director of social ministry. “Every child, regardless of their economic situation, deserves a brand new coat. Salvation Army believes a brand new coat is more than a coat, and offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.”
The fundraiser is a combined effort with Operation Warm. The national non-profit manufactures new coats to give to children in need. Since 1998, it has provided more than 3 million coats throughout North America.
Though it is still summer, winter is not as far off as it seems. Salvation Army Levittown is hoping to meet its goal by October. This is in time for cool fall weather and is also typically when families come in to fill out their Christmas applications.
Salvation Army Levittown is located at 215 Appletree Drive in Levittown. Their Facebook page with updates on other community information is available here.